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Gaurav Patel's guide to dining in Raleigh-DurhamAsk for a dinner recommendation in Raleigh and, guaranteed, one of Gaurav Patel’s (otherwise known as, “G”) will be on the list. But where does G turn when it’s time for a good bite or a cocktail at the end of a busy day? We caught up with him to find out, and along with a few of his own establishments, he shared some of his favourite local food spots in Raleigh and Durham.

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10 best golf courses in North CarolinaOld Course at St. Andrews. Augusta National Golf Club. Pinehurst No. 2. Those are three names you’ll hear from any avid golfer when you ask for their golfing bucket list. Here’s a list of 10 of the best golf courses in North Carolina to play next time you’re in town.

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The wild horses of the Outer Banks

by JFrye June - last edited September

Wild horses of the Outer BanksAlong the coast of North Carolina, a long, thin stretch of barrier islands called the Outer Banks are home to turquoise waters and envy-inducing beaches, a few intrepid full-time residents, and three herds of wild horses known as Banker Ponies. See the wild horses of the Outer Banks for yourself on your next trip to North Carolina.

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Blues and Bluegrass in North Carolina

by JFrye April 2015 - last edited September

Blues and Bluegrass in North CarolinaSomewhere in the mountains along the border between North Carolina and Virginia, bluegrass – that American musical genre personified by banjo, mandolin and fiddle – was born. In Raleigh, Durham and surrounding cities, you’ll find plenty of places to get an earful of some mighty fine bluegrass and blues.

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The Best Beaches in North Carolina

by JFrye March 2015 - last edited September

The Best Beaches in North CarolinaSummer in North Carolina means one thing: it’s time to hit the beach. With 320 miles of beaches in North Carolina, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect patch of sand for your blanket – it’s just a matter of deciding where you want to go from Raleigh. This quick guide to North Carolina’s three distinct beach areas—the Outer Banks, Crystal Coast, and Cape Fear—will help you decide where you should work on your tan this summer.

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Mystery and Moonshine in North Carolina

by JFrye November 2014 - last edited September

Mystery and Moonshine in North CarolinaTell people you’re going to North Carolina and many of them will picture pristine beaches or mountains filled with colourful fall foliage. Others will conjure up images of jars of illegal moonshine marked “XXX” and stills manned by grizzled men in old-fashioned hats. But for a look at today's distilling practices, check out our guide to mystery and moonshine in North Carolina.

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